Short Poems

September 2, 2021

The new Snakeskin is online, packed with short poems. Nothing over ten lines, I said (and note sadly that some good poets are actually unable to count accurately. Never mind.)

The editorial inbox bulged this month. I had plenty to choose from, and found myself reluctantly rejecting some competent pieces that would definitely have made it had competition been less tough.

I was particularly pleased by the quality of the serious short poems submitted. Don’t worry, we have clerihews and double dactyls in the mix for those who, like me, enjoy those classic comic forms. But the ones that stood out while I was editing were the shorties that made a poignant or disturbing point with economy. There are some very good ones. And I’ll make sure we have another short poems special issue soon.

4 Responses to “Short Poems”

  1. Judith van Dijkhuizen Says:

    Great edition, and really pleased there will be more short poems!

  2. Russel Winick Says:

    Hi George:

    I can’t seem to find the September issue online. Not sure why. Could you possibly send me the link?

    Thanks,

    Russel Winick

    Sent from my iPhone

    >


  3. A very enjoyable issue!


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